Kiva Lending Team: Kiva U Schools
(Note: this team was formerly called "Kiva High School")
Kiva U Schools is an international network of students and their
respective chapters, unified by a belief that poverty can be alleviated and that
microfinance is an effective tool to achieve this end. Students organize chapters to join with like-minded students in their community and
around the country to raise money to battle poverty, not with sympathy, but with business transactions rooted in mutual dignity. Kiva U is guided by
these goals, which we affirm to be our mission:
• To inspire awareness of global issues, especially poverty and hunger;
• To bring together and subsequently organize students interested in fighting
• To encourage interest in microfinance as a tool to combat poverty;
• To raise money to invest in worthy entrepreneurs in developing states,
countering the predatory loaning practices so prevalent among the world's poorest regions;
• To develop in its members a sense of global responsibility;
• To enable others to become more aware of global issues such as poverty
and help them realize the power of microfinance;
• To establish a network of high school chapters around the country in which
this organization will be a central resource;
• To allow high school students to play a direct role in alleviating global
poverty through loans to entrepreneurs in the developing world.
Location: High Schools Across the United States
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Milena María received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to invest in clothing, shoes, perfumes, and other orders from her customers.Only 46 hours left!$125 to go
Vjollca received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to purchase material needed for her embroidery handicraft work to increase her income to pay for her children's education.$25 to goLend Now
Hoa received a loan from Rialto High School to purchase books, school supplies, a bicycle and pay school fees for her children.
Kyla received a loan from Parth me to support expansion into new markets, hire production help, and pay off business debts.$2,875 to goLend Now
Sit Kone (A, B, C) Village Group received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to purchase high quality duck feed for 24 clients in their village.$1,700 to goLend Now
Vava Coffee received a loan from Stuttgart High School Kiva Chapter to pay smallholder coffee farmers in rural Kenya 50%+ above-market, Fairtrade prices for their specialty coffees.$31,325 to goLend Now
Adelaide received a loan from Rialto High School to buy more banana, cassava and Irish potatoes for sell.$450 to goLend Now
Grupo De Mujeres Indigenas Group received a loan from Rialto High School to purchase grocery products such as candies, soft drinks, breads, and sweets.
Biên received a loan from Rialto High School to purchase books, school supplies, a bicycle and pay school fees for her children.
Las Triunfadoras Patulul Group received a loan from Rialto High School to purchase some pigs, as well as ingredients for her mobile food business, including oil, flour, salt, and eggs.
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